Keep Calm, Be Kind When Wearing Pink: Leni Robredo Thanks Supporters

Pink is a way of life.
Photo/s: REUTERS/Lisa Marie David

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday thanked those who have been wearing pink to support her candidacy for president, adding it meant keeping calm and being kind while flaunting their political color in public.

"Kakampinks", as Robredo supporters call themselves, have been painting their social media feeds pink, drawing the attention of those who support rival candidates like ex-senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, whom she defeated for the vice presidency in 2016.

"Mahaba pa ang lalakbayin natin kaya may panawagan ako sa inyo: Ipakita ang pink hindi lang basta kulay, uri siya ng pamumuhay," Robredo said in a Facebook video.

"Gumawa ng mabuti, magpaabot ng tulong sa kapwa, maging mahinahon sa pagbabahagi ng ating mensahe. Tandaan: madaling makipagtalo. Mas radikal ang magmahal," said Robredo.


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For Robredo, embracing pink also meant distancing herself from yellow that had long been associated with the family of the late presidents Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and Cory Aquino. The Aquinos are the political nemesis of the Marcoses.


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